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  • Word of the Day 4/16/18 hubris

    hubris
    n. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris" (McGeorge Bundy).


    [Greek, excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

    hu·bristic (-brĭstĭk) adj.

    hu·bristic·al·ly adv.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
    Elsa


    Years ago my mother used to say to me -- she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" -- she always called me Elwood. "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me. [From the movie Harvey.]
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